Beanwood Faverolles

Faverolles and Brahmas

British Faverolles Standard - 2007

British faverolles Standard - 2007


ORIGIN: France

CLASSIFICATION: Heavy Breed. Soft Feathered. Semi-sitters.



The general breed characteristics & recognised colour varieties detailed after the Standard Weights apply equally to large and bantam Faverolles.

SIZE Standard weights.

Large fowl: Male Cockerel 7.5lbs to 10 lbs.

Cock 9 lbs to 11 lbs.

Female : Pullet 7lbs to 9lbs.

Hen 7.5 lbs to 9.5 lbs.

Bantams: Male: 2.5 lbs to 3 lbs.

Female: 2lbs to 2.5 lbs.

Serious defect: Any bird of an inappropriate size or weight may be passed.


Carriage: Active & alert.

Body shape: Body thick, deep & cloddy. Sides deep.

Back: Fairly long, flat & square i.e. very broad across shoulders and saddle


Breast: Broad, keel bone very deep & well forward in front but not too rounded

Tail: Moderately long, somewhat upright with

broad feathers.

Wings: Small, prominent in front, carried

closely tucked.

Serious defect: Squirrel tail or flowing tail either low or level wit the back.


Allowing for natural sexual differences, the general

Characteristics are similar to the male with the

following exceptions:-

Type: Body & keel bone longer & deeper.

Back: Longer in proportion.

Tail: Carried midway between upright and


Serious defect (in either sex): Narrowness, hollow breast, crooked back or wry tail.


Handling qualities: The breast & thighs to be well

fleshed with meat.

Disqualification: Crooked breast bone.

CONDITION General condition: Plumage quality, cleanliness, health &

fitness of the bird to be good.

Serious defect: ( poultry exhibits.) Immaturity,

significant or severe cases of inactivity, injury, illness,

lameness, scaley leg, heavy infestations of lice or mites,

heavily soiled or heavily moulting birds. Any bodily deformity.

HEAD & NECK Head: Broad, flat & short. Free from crest.

Eyes: Prominent.

Beak: Short, stout.

Male- Comb: Single,medium size, upright with four to six

serrations. Smooth and free from coarseness or

any side work.

Female ? Comb: Much smaller and neater.

Ear lobes & Wattles: Small & of fine texture, both

these with the face, are partly concealed by the

muffling. Birds vision should not be obscured.

Face: Muffled.

Muffling: Full, wide, short & solid.

Male ? Neck: Short & thick, especially near the body, which it

Should be well let into.

Female - Neck: Straighter than the males.

Defect: Side sprigs in comb or badly lopped comb.

Serious defect: Deformed beak, little beard or muffs.

Disqualification: Absence of muffling.

LEGS & FEET Legs: Short & stout.

Thighs & shanks: Wide apart. Knees straight, shanks

stocky, of medium length.

Formation of feet & toes:

Toes five, the front three long, straight & well

spread . the fourth quite divided from the fifth,

should be functional, on the ground & well back, the

fifth turned up the leg.

Foot feather: Shanks sparsely feathered to the outer toe.

Defect: Excessive foot feather.

Serious defect: Inkneed. Pronounced vulture hocks.

Disqualification: Other than five toes on each foot, featherless shanks &

outer toes.

GENERAL COLOUR In all varieties

Comb, face, wattles & ear lobes red.

Skin colour: White

Beak colour: White/horn in buffs, cuckoos, ermines

salmons & whites. Black in black and

laced blues.

Legs & feet: White/horn in the buffs, cuckoos, ermines

salmons & whites. White/horn with dark

markings or mottles in the cuckoos.

Black in the blacks. Black or blue in the

laced blue.

Eye colour: Orange to yellow,grey or hazel in the buffs, cuckoos, ermines salmons and whites.Black or brown in black and blues

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